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Football Rumours on Thursday 12th May 2016

last updated Thursday 12th May 2016, 9:00 AM

  • Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 23, will only sign for Manchester United if they appoint Jose Mourinho as manager.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Jurgen Klopp has spoken to Ousmane Dembele and wants to bring the 18-year-old Rennes forward to Liverpool in a deal that could be worth almost £28m.
    ( Guardian )

  • Arsenal will step up their interest in Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, 23, after Danny Welbeck was ruled out for nine months with a knee injury.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will also look to sign £30m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23 and £20m-rated Borussia Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, this summer.
    ( Sun )

  • Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25, a target for incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, has been told to sign a new deal at Borussia Dortmund or leave the club.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • City are also keen on 26-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Liverpool target Mario Gotze, 23, has been told by incoming Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti he may not be needed by the German champions next season.
    ( Suddeutsche Zeitung )

  • However, Juventus are also keen on Germany's World Cup-winning midfielder as boss Massimiliano Allegri looks to strengthen his squad.
    ( Gazzetta dello Sport )

  • Manchester United are among the bookmakers' favourites to sign Chelsea defender John Terry when the 35-year-old's contract expires this summer.
    ( Daily Star )

  • But United could miss out on Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, as Barcelona hope to partner the 25-year-old with Gerard Pique.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, has agreed to stay at Real Madrid, but only if they win the Champions League.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Everton will move to sign Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, 26, this summer and are also keen on 25-year-old Santos midfielder Lucas Lima.
    ( ESPN )

  • Oostende's Belgium international Jordan Lukaku, brother of Everton's Romelu, believes he would suit the Premier League, with the 21-year-old defender saying he is a fan of Arsenal.
    ( The Set Pieces )

  • Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, expects to stay at the club next season - ending the hopes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain of signing the France international.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi, 22, is being lined up for a move to Serie A side AC Milan.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 24, has flown to Turin to discuss a possible move to Italian champions Juventus.
    ( OK Diario )

  • Sporting Lisbon's Scotland international Ryan Gauld, 20, will go out on loan next season, with Huddersfield Town a possibility.
    ( Huddersfield Examiner )

  • Danny Welbeck's injury will encourage Arsenal to step up their move for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez's departure from Goodison Park appears inevitable after Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Sunderland.
    ( Times )

  • Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is no closer to returning to management and has "no idea" where his next job will be.
    ( Metro )

  • Leeds United boss Steve Evans, 53, will be sacked this summer, with Oldham manager John Sheridan, 51, in talks to take over at the Elland Road.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Chelsea and West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo has emerged as the favourite to take over at relegated Aston Villa.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Roberto Martinez has been offered two jobs in Spain as the axe looms for the Everton boss.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Oldham boss John Sheridan has held a second round of talks about the Leeds job.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Alan Stubbs has emerged as a candidate to replace Paul Lambert at Blackburn Rovers.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • A Chinese consortium is close to taking over Aston Villa in a £75m deal. Villa will play in the Championship next season after relegation.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea's kit deal with Adidas will cease at the end of next season after the pair decided to terminate their current agreement six years early.
    ( City AM )

  • Barcelona could be set to lose the biggest sponsorship deal in the club's history, with Qatar Airways instead opening negotiations to sponsor La Liga.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Gareth Barry became the Premier League player with the most starts after making his 572nd on Wednesday night but it wasn't a happy night with Everton losing to Sunderland.
    ( Sun )


  • Former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham took over the Adidas store at London's Oxford Street to launch the Old Trafford club's new away kit.
    ( Complex UK )

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